Eleutherodactylus jugans Cochran, 1937

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Eleutherodactylidae > Subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae > Genus: Eleutherodactylus > Species: Eleutherodactylus jugans

Leptodactylus darlingtoni Cochran, 1935, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 40: 372. Holotype: MCZ 19852, by original designation. Type locality: "near La Visite, La Selle Range, altitude between 5000 and 7000 feet", Department de l'Ouest, Haiti. Secondary homonym of Eleutherodactylus darlingtoni Cochran, 1935.

Eleutherodactylus jugans Cochran, 1937, J. Washington Acad. Sci., 27: 312. Replacement name for Leptodactylus darlingtoni Cochran, 1935.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) jugansHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Euhyas jugansFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 361.

English Names

Mable's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).

La Selle Dusky Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 11). 


Hispaniola; known from the type locality in the Massif de la Selle in Haiti and from the same range in the Dominican Republic, 1242–2146 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Dominican Republic, Haiti


Eleutherodactylus jugans is a replacement name for Leptodactylus darlingtoni Cochran, 1935, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 40: 372 (not Eleutherodactylus darlingtoni Cochran, 1935, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 40: 368). In the Eleutherodactylus dimidiatus group, according to Shreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 338. Subgenus Euhyas, not assignable to species group according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) oxyrhyncus species series, Eleutherodactylus jugans species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 76, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 350. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 60, summarized the natural history literature. Ríos-López, 2023, In Rios-Lopez and Heatwole (eds.), Conserv. Biogeograph. Amph. Caribb.: 218–262, discussed conservation status in Haiti and issues bearing on that.

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